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Mecklenburg County candidates file to run for office

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    Rep. Carla Cunningham smiles after handing in her paperwork at the Board of Elections Monday. Cunningham, a Democrat, is running for re-election to the state House of Representatives. She represents the 106th District.
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    Candidates line up to file paperwork Monday.
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    Elisa Chinn-Gary celebrates handing in her paperwork as she formally enters the race for Superior Court clerk at the Board of Elections in Charlotte MondaySupporters Sheila Amaning, left, and Barbara Green exult with her.
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    Former Mecklenburg County commission chair Jennifer Roberts, left, congratulates Natasha Marcus as she files her paperwork Monday. Marcus is running for the state House.
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    Joyce Waddell, center, smiles as her supporters chant as she files paperwork at the Board of Elections Monday. Waddell is running for North Carolina Senate District 40.

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Nearly two dozen Mecklenburg County candidates kicked off the election season Monday, filing for offices from U.S. Congress to clerk of court.

Monday marked the start of a three-week filing period for offices across the state.

Candidates and supporters squeezed into the lobby of the Mecklenburg Board of Elections when filing began at noon. Other candidates – including those for Congress – filed at the state board in Raleigh.

Candidates face a May 6 primary and, if necessary, a mid-July runoff. Candidates running in the 12th Congressional District have overlapping contests: a special election piggybacked on a regular election, meaning their names will be appear on ballots twice on the same day. Jim Morrill

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